I scoured blog land for a different version of the coffee filter wreath. If you have a post on your blog about how to make one… I’ve almost certainly read it.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I was looking for something a little less abstract to fit in better with the way I like to decorate. I took a little from here and there, but finally found one that I loved. I didn’t find it on a blog, so there was no tutorial. I just had to wing it.

Coffee Filter Wreath

It wasn’t a quick project. It took me about three days.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I think I burned all my finger tips off… I used an entire package of glue sticks plus a few.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I just wish the hole in the center was bigger. I may go back and tweak that a little bit. And I need a new ribbon.

In case you want to try one…

Coffee Filter Wreath

Start with regular basket coffee filters.

Coffee Filter Wreath

Cut them in various funky shapes… Whatever you like. They don’t look so great here, but it really doesn’t matter.

Coffee Filter Wreath

For each shape cut them into three sizes to make your flower. I used two coffee filters of each size for each “flower.”

Coffee Filter Wreath

Scrunch up two filters of the smallest size and shape like a flower with a point at the bottom.

Coffee Filter Wreath

Poke a hole through the center of the medium and larger sizes with a pencil.

You are going to pull the pointy part of the smallest coffee filters through the hole in the two medium ones.

Coffee Filter Wreath

Shape it as one unit as you did to the smallest ones. Once it’s shaped, you will pull it through the two large coffee filters the same way. And then shape again.

Coffee Filter Wreath

Your flower is ready to hot glue onto your wreath base.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I glued them N S E W and then continued that way to fill in the gaps. I used two packages of basket filters.

Coffee Filter Wreath

Once your wreath is pretty full, you can start with all the filler flowers which are made with the cone shaped coffee filters.

I made my own template for the little flowers.

Coffee Filter Wreath

I put two together and staggered the petals. I then glued a small piece of pipe cleaner to the bottom.

Coffee Filter Wreath

Coffee Filter Wreath

I bunched three together at a time and covered the pipe cleaners with leaves.

Coffee Filter Wreath

For the roses, I followed the instructions and the got the templates from Martha Stewart. They can be found here.

Coffee Filter Wreath

Once it was done, I embellished it with pearl stamens, rhinestones, and the bird. It was very easy… Just time consuming.

Have fun!

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